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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Robin Webb Corbett, PhD, RN C(East Carolina University)
Description: This essential review of pediatrics and obstetrics uses numerous illustrations and critical thinking exercises with real-life situations to encourage student comprehension. This update of a 2006 edition reflects changes in nursing and knowledge with significant input from clinicians, educators, and students.
Purpose: The book specifically covers newborns through adolescents and women during their reproductive years.
Audience: The intention is to provide nursing students with the information and skills necessary to become competent and caring nurses. In addition, the book tries to facilitate critical thinking among nursing students in pediatrics and obstetrics.
Features: Strengths of this book include the critical thinking exercises, the evidence-based practice boxes, and discussion of home care and family centered care as well as complementary therapies. Numerous color illustrations and photographs enhance the text.
Assessment: This book is exceptionally well done. As a revised edition, it reflects the most current thinking in obstetrics and pediatrics, i.e., family centered care and atraumatic care. Topics are covered well and the book reads easily with special features such as home care guidelines and medication guides to facilitate student learning and comprehension.